Thursday, 05 June 2014 - 15:32
Buttler should have been recalled says Ranatunga
Former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga y said Sri Lanka was right to run out England's Jos Buttler, but felt he should have been recalled in the spirit of the game.
Senanayake ran out Buttler as the non-striker backed up during Sri Lanka's 3-2 series-clinching victory in the fifth and final one-day international at Edgbaston on Tuesday.
Sri Lanka captain Mathews, asked by the umpires if he wanted to uphold what was a legitimate appeal, did not call Buttler back and the wicketkeeper.
Ranatunga, who led Sri Lanka to its 1996 World Cup victory, insisted that Sri Lanka was well within the rules of the game, but it would have been better if Butler was given another chance.